autoconf - automatic configure script builder

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name autoconf
Package version 2.69
Package release 8
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.85 KB
Download size 332.48 KB
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The standard for FSF source packages.  This is only useful if you
write your own programs or if you extensively modify other people's
For an extensive library of additional Autoconf macros, install the
`autoconf-archive' package.
This version of autoconf is not compatible with scripts meant for
Autoconf 2.13 or earlier.


Package Version Architecture Repository
autoconf_2.69-8_all.deb 2.69 all Debian Main
autoconf - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.8
m4 >= 1.4.13
perl >> 5.005


Type URL
Binary Package autoconf_2.69-8_all.deb
Source Package autoconf

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install autoconf deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install autoconf




2014-08-31 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/AM_PROG_LIBTOOL.patch: New patch from Andreas Barth to
recognize AM_PROG_LIBTOOL in addition to AC_PROG_LIBTOOL in
autoreconf.  Closes: #759739.
* debia/changelog: Add build dependency on cm-super to avoid error from
missing cm-super-t1.enc during PDF manual build.  Thanks to David
Suárez <> for reporting this bug.  Closes:
2014-06-29 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Remove references to autoconf2.13, which is going
away.  See also bug #752291.
2014-03-27 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-6) unstable; urgency=low
* lib/autoconf/specific.m4: Use ((off_t) 1 << 31) << 31 in place of
(off_t) 1 << 62 to avoid undefined behavior when off_t is 32-bit.
Closes: #742780.  Thanks to Mathieu Malaterre <> for
reporting this bug.
2014-02-23 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Use upstream manpages instead of Debian-specific ones.
Closes: #680079.  Thanks to Vincent Lefevre <> for
reporting this bug.
* debian/control: Add help2man build dependency.
* debian/source/options: Ignore generated documentation.
2014-02-09 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Add build dependency on texlive-fonts-recommended.
Closes: #738402.  Thanks to Norbert Preining <> for
explaining intent here.
2014-02-09 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Apply patch to allow bootstrapping autoconf without
the much heavier dependency chains introduced by texinfo and
especially texlive-*.  From Daniel Schepler <>.
Closes: #737936.
2013-11-03 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add multiarch support.  Thanks to Nicolas Calderon for supplying the
(trivial) patch for this, and, more importantly, for explaining the
implications. Closes: #727527.
+ debian/control: Add "Multi-arch: foreign" to autoconf binary package.
2013-08-11 - Daniel Schepler <>
autoconf (2.69-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer's permission.
+ Backport a patch from upstream to fix build failures with
texinfo 5.1.  Closes: #711297.
2012-04-29 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* The Autoconf documentation is again licensed in a DFSG-compliant
manner, so it is now again included for the first time since 2004.
Many thanks to Russ Allbery <> and Henrique de Moraes
Holschuh <> for maintaining the documentation in
non-free for that time.
The following changes result from that merge:
- debian/README.Debian: Add some advice from autoconf-nonfree.
- debian/control: Add autoconf-doc, using wording from
- debian/autoconf-doc.doc-base: New file, from autoconf-nonfree.
- debian/ New file, based on autoconf-nonfree.
- debian/ New file, from autoconf-nonfree.
- debian/autoconf-doc.links: New file, from autoconf-nonfree.
- debian/rules: Install documentation.
* Convert to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* debian/rules: Modernize based on the "dh" helper, using
autoconf-nonfree as example.
* debian/control: Update Standards-Version: to 3.9.3 (no changes
* debian/control: Replace Conflicts: by Breaks: based on
conflicts-with-version lintian warning and Policy 7.4 "Conflicting
binary packages - Conflicts".

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